Around the bend from Wellfleet Harbor, Jim O’Connell slides out of his white Ford F150 into the emerging sand. He clips his olive hip waders onto his belt as the salty waters seep out into Cape Cod Bay. From the shore, his truck is one of many that dot the curving horizon 400 yards off […]Read more "A Life of Tides"
As a vacation destination resident, I have my favorite local outposts; best homemade ice cream, best soft serve… you catch the drift. I love trying new flavors of just about anything, and although my main men Ben & Jerry never fail me with Chunky Monkey or Cherry Garcia, sometimes you just need to step out of […]Read more "Toscanini’s"
Although this is not related to the ocean, Blackbird Doughnuts is near and dear to my heart. I’ve been working at Blackbird for the last 5-ish months, and not only are the doughnuts amazing so are the people.Read more "Who doesn’t love a good donut?"
By Alexandra Malloy GLOBE CORRESPONDENT NOVEMBER 25, 2015 The last thing Tim Bransfield remembers was attending a party with his high school baseball teammate. Returning home, he then left the house to go visit his then-girlfriend. College — and a starting position as shortstop on the Wheaton College baseball team — was only two weeks […]Read more "Wakefield’s Bransfield refuses to give up"
By Alexandra Malloy: GLOBE CORRESPONDENT SEPTEMBER 18, 2015 This past Mother’s Day wasn’t a happy one for Rachel Harrington. The Peabody resident and Revere native met Steven Harrington when she was 16. As life progressed and marriage and parenthood set in, things began to spin out of control. “I had no idea that he was […]Read more "Vigil at Revere Beach offers healing and remembrance"
By Alexandra Malloy: GLOBE CORRESPONDENT AUGUST 28, 2015 Exhausting only begins to describe the Race Across America , considered to be one of the hardest endurance challenges in the world. Riders are faced with a non-stop 3,004 mile route, 170,000 feet of climbing through 12 states, and unpredictable weather conditions. “If you don’t do [Race […]Read more "Bike team raises funds, awareness for domestic violence victims"
By Alexandra Malloy: GLOBE CORRESPONDENT AUGUST 12, 2015 Growing up in Fort Wayne, Ind., Cynde McInnis was landlocked, only getting to romp in the waves during family vacations to the Jersey Shore. Despite the lack of salt water, whales consumed her thoughts from an early age. “It was really since I was a little kid,” McInnis […]Read more "Meet Nile the whale – up close"
Hurricane Sandy was a narrow miss for the city of Boston. Although the city was spared, New York City and the New Jersey coast were ravaged by storm surge and flooding which exposed the vulnerability of their infrastructure. For Boston, Sandy was a warning. “Everyone talks about how Sandy was a near miss because it […]Read more "Rising tides in future spell redevelopment for Boston"